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Game News Jagged Alliance 3 announced

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Darth Roxor, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. deuxhero Arcane

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    Zero Mission, FireRed/LeafGreen, and HeartGold/SoulSilver are all within 20 years. Sequel is really easy since there's countless meh games with better (still still not good) sequels (Also New Vegas came out within 20 years).

    The problem is finding worthwhile games from the last 10 years.
     
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  2. Jason Liang Arcane

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    ... Rance X > Rance IX > Rance Quest Magnum > Rance 5D > Rance IV > Rance II > Rance I

    Bloodlines > VtM: Redemption

    Dragonfall > Dead Man's Switch

    Sid Meier's Pirates (remake) > Sid Meier's Pirates

    Civ 4 > Civ 3

    KoF 13 > KoF 12 and arguably all of the KoF games that came before it

    Artificial Girl 3 > Artificial Girl 2 > Artificial Girl 1

    EU3 is overall slightly better than Europa Universalis 2 > Europa Universalis 1

    Vicky 2 > Vicky 1

    Crusader Kings 2 > Crusader Kings 1

    Samurai Shodown (2019) is arguably the best game in the Samurai Shodown series
     
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  3. I'm Big Into Anal Arcane

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    dont forget bikini bottom
     
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  4. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    I suspect they'd say only as much as THQ would allow them to say, so you know.
     
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  5. likash Learned

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    How about they remaster the original? These sequels are trash.

    The portraits look very bad. Wtf is this kindergarden colored bullhist. It would not surprise me if they made Ivan Dolvich gay and Ripper trans. When the fuck will this woke bullshit end?
     
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  6. Bigg Boss Arcane

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    If they remastered the original people would bitch the same way if not worse. I'm just happy to give it another chance. What is the worse that could happen? Another bad game? End of the world talk right there. Burn the thread right now.

    I got a cuck rating from some asshole so I have to explains myself. I finally figured out all good things die, so you enjoy what you can while you can; don't whine so much about it because that shortens the happiness you have on this planet.
     
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  7. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik Wumao

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    Just gotta treat it as its own thing and have fun.
     
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    Man this franchise is more cursed than Realms of Arkania HD
     
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  9. Wizfall Cipher

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    Eventually after watching one more time the trailer and the combat screenshot here I'm more optimistic.

    Seems to have some of the same important combat mechanics than JA2 : same action point system and not the nXcom one, same aiming option (localization, burst mode), same ammo system
    However the cover system seems simplistic and the mercs have special skills (could work if well made).
    Would have like much better a fixed isometric view all along more identical to JA2.

    Strategic elements description are like in the original : they say open maps (as open as the original ?), lot of mercs with the same hiring mechanics...
    I agree the portraits are not great but not awful either.

    Definitely like he VA and the dialogs, strong JA2 vibe IMO.
     
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  10. Galdred Studio Draconis Patron Developer

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    This one is well set to win the Paralympic competition of JA2 sequels.
     
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  11. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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  12. passerby Magister

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    It will be better than the recent shovelware spinoffs, gameplay and UI roughly on the level of Phoenix Point, but with a bit of Jagged Alliance charm in the art direction and characters.

    It won't hold a candle to JA2.
     
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  13. Jason Liang Arcane

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    Why are you guys making it seem like JA2 set an impossible bar to exceed? JA2 is barely a footnote in the the grand history of computer gaming.
     
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  14. Aemar Arcane

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    How many games have exceeded that bar so far since 1999? JA2 is the gold standard of tactical RPGs; every gamer worth his salt knows that.
     
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  15. Jason Liang Arcane

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    For me personally, at least:
    - Temple of Elemental Evil
    - Dragonfall
    - Invisible Inc

    And the HBS Battletech game reminds me a lot of JA2 in terms of overall quality, structure, strengths and weaknesses.

    And probably a ton of games that's come out in recent years that I haven't played, like Shadow Tactics.

    And the real gold standard is UFO that came out 5 years before JA2.
     
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  16. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    You're hired.
     
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  17. agris Arcane Patron

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    Even within those parameters we could ask some good questions most other sites will never touch on. Ballistics systems, strategy layer, multiple squads, militia training, sticky cover vs los cover, that kind of stuff.
     
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    Bullshit, you haven't yet made a poll about it.
     
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    But will it have Calvin Barkmore?
     
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  21. Thonius Arcane

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    Oh, right here we go again, while I missed out on whole Jagged Alliance trend because of age and F2 I cannot(not) fail to notice that remakes suck ass. They are bad games regardless of their lineage. If they were named differently nothing changes about them. Trash is trash. At this point, you all should hope for the new Brigada E5 game.

    Overall that video gave me mobile game vibes. Maybe that's the plan?

    Silent Storm games were nice.
     
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  22. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Arcane

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    The Silent Storm games had excellent tech about destructible environment (to a degree that is arguably yet to be matched many years later, somehow) but they were middling tactical games with an atrocious strategic/management layer.
    And when I say atrocious I mean it as "Even the first nuXCOM doesn't come off as particularly bad in comparison".
     
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  23. Thonius Arcane

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    Pancerkleine goes brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
     
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  24. DemonKing Arcane

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    Not sure if this is going to go anywhere given how many times they've already tried to soft reboot the series.

    I must admit Desperados 3 was a great entry in a long dormant series (probably my 2020 GOTY), but I doubt it made much money. The console versions were on clearance for $10 here within a couple of months and it ended up on Gamepass pretty quickly too. Even if by some miracle JA3 is of similar quality I imagine it won't resonate much with gamers who weren't alive when JA2 was released.
     
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  25. agris Arcane Patron

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    I love Silent Storm but when you say strategic layer, you are referring to....

    The no panzer mod or whatever it was called was great, I think I only played vanilla once.
     
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